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Peruvian Naturals supports agricultural and adjacent entrepreneurs in rural Peru

Peruvian Naturals has donated our earnings pledge for the fourth quarter of 2021 to three agricultural and adjacent entrepreneurs in rural Peru.

Financiera San Antonio Group

According to their Kiva profile:

The ACPD [Pro-Development Communal Association] Financiera San Antonio is a group that is made up of eight members and is led by Delicia, the president. In the photo, she is shown together with the treasurer and the secretary. The three of them belong to the board of directors. They are very excited to continue working together and supporting their group to keep on moving forward. Because of the pandemic, only the three of them are shown in the photo. They are in their eighth cycle and consider themselves a hardworking group.Delicia, 32 years of age, is a kind, responsible, and hardworking woman with great eagerness to get ahead. She engages in agriculture, harvesting picked crops. She is always looking to increase her agricultural land and also to do other work on other plots of land.On this occasion, she requests her loan through Kiva to be able to do maintenance on her agricultural plot. She wants to prune and weed in order to continue having produce of quality to offer to her customers.Of note, Delicia has three children, ages 14, 10, and the little one, 7 years old. They are her inspiration and motivation to keep on going.

In this group: Paulino, Luz Marina, Mario Isnayder, Delicia, Michael Ronal, Faustino, Victor, Nora Gladys

This loan is special because it empowers women through community support and financial training.

Progresa Amargura Group

According to their Kiva profile:

The communal bank “Progresa Amargura” is a group of eight members led by Nancy, who is the president. In the photograph, she is shown with the treasurer and secretary; these three are the board of directors. Due to the pandemic, only these three are in the photograph. They are are very excited to continue working together to support their group moving forward. They are in their seventh loan cycle, and are considered a hardworking group.Nancy, age 43, works selling groceries such as rice, sugar, pasta, eggs, and other products. Also, she sells cacao beans. She considers herself a hardworking, enterprising, early riser with desires to get ahead with her four children. Her partner, who works in agriculture, supports her.At this time, Nancy requests a loan to buy grocery merchandise to be able to offer variety to her customers for their satisfaction. Also, it is right for her needs and finances,
In this group: Orlandini, Teofila, Teodosia, Nancy, Roly, Juana, Elizabeth, Marithza

This loan is special because it empowers women through community support and financial training.

7 De Junio Group

According to their Kiva profile:

The communal bank “7 de Junio” includes nine members and is led by Gaby, the president. In the photograph, she is shown with the treasurer and secretary; these three are the board of directors. They are very excited to continue working together and supporting their group, to keep moving forward. Due to the pandemic, only they are in the photo. They are in their 15th loan cycle and are considered to be a hardworking group. Gaby, age 27, is a hardworking woman, responsible, humble, and very charismatic. She has a child, age 5 years, who is her inspiration to get ahead. She is a single mother and works selling clothing and shoes. At this time, she requests a loan through Kiva to buy shoes, sandals, blouses, pants, jackets, and other products, to have variety and to satisfy her customers.Her goal is to be able to buy a little plot of land of her own, and she works hard to do that. Also she works as a nurse technician, and so she is getting ahead with her young child.
In this group: Linda Isabel, Grecia Merlin, Daniel David, Edgar Arturo, Gaby Isabel, Nancy Janet, Edelmira, Patricia Jenny, Croner Fidel
This loan is special because it empowers women through community support and financial training.
Beginning with the Coastal El Niño floods Peru suffered in 2017, Peruvian Naturals has donated 3 percent of earnings to small farms and agricultural businesses in rural Peru. See all of our Philanthropy history for more information.